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2024 R1 Sun - Sydney 20-10 Brisbane @ Las Vegas

Round 1: Sydney v Brisbane

  • Sydney Roosters

    Votes: 4 26.7%
  • Brisbane Broncos

    Votes: 11 73.3%
  • Draw after Golden Point

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    15
  • Poll closed .

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NRL 2024 - Round 1
Sydney Roosters v Brisbane Broncos
Allegiant Stadium, Paradise / Las Vegas NV (TICKETS)
Sunday 3 March 2024

NRL kickoff Sat 8:30pm US PT / Sun 3:30pm AEDT / 2:30pm AEST
Broadcast live in Australia on Nine Network, 9Now, Fox League & Kayo Sports.


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1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Billy Smith 4. Joseph Manu 5. Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii 6. Luke Keary 7. Sam Walker 8. Spencer Leniu 9. Brandon Smith 10. Lindsay Collins 11. Siua Wong 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley 14. Sandon Smith 15. Naufahu Whyte 16. Nat Butcher 17. Terrell May 18. Fetalaiga Pauga 19. Angus Crichton 20. Egan Butcher 21. Zach Dockar-Clay 22. Connor Watson

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1. Reece Walsh 2. Jesse Arthars 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Selwyn Cobbo 5. Deine Mariner 6. Ezra Mam 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Corey Jensen 9. Billy Walters 10. Payne Haas 11. Brendan Piakura 12. Jordan Riki 13. Patrick Carrigan 14. Tyson Smoothy 15. Fletcher Baker 16. Kobe Hetherington 17. Xavier Willison 18. Corey Oates 19. Jock Madden 20. Tristan Sailor 21. Martin Taupau 22. Jaiyden Hunt


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Referee: Adam Gee
Sideline Officials: Drew Oultram, Liam Kennedy
Video Referee: Grant Atkins

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H2H: 57 matches, Brisbane 32 Sydney 25
Allegiant: first meeting at venue
Last met: 2023 Round 22 - Brisbane 32-10, The Gabba

Biggest wins:
Brisbane 36-2 (1989, R9 at the SFS)
Sydney 59-0 (2020, R4 at Suncorp)

Next game:
Sydney: (A) v Manly R2 (4 Pines)
Brisbane: (H) v Souths R2 (Suncorp)​
 
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Valheru

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Well at least our annual round 1 failure is against a team we may not beat under normal circumstances anyways.
 

MrBlack

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So many questions to be answered by the Broncos

How is Reynolds going to pull up this year (he's lost 2 grand finals in 3 years now, and a year older)
The 2 teams before them to lose a GF had ordinary seasons following years (Parra and Souths)
They are arguably weaker this year. How do they adjust??
Is Walsh a flash in the pan, or can he step up for the full season and play to his reputation.

Then there is everyone's favourite February Premiers in the Roosters.
Better roster, but a few players on their last chances (JWH, Teddy?, Sualii, Manu, Keary).

I think the Roosters get this one, and if they click, probably by some margin.
 

Woody90

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Real battle of the under privileged and battlers this one.

In all seriousness, even accounting for Brisbane’s losses not sure Roosters could have improved enough over one off season so get close to them here. They can win but Broncos would need to be off their game by quite a margin.
 

Danish

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Rocco treats the first month of the season like a preseason so I expect us to get rolled here.

Curve ball though is going to be the skinny field. It’s effectively 10% narrower than the usual field so expansive footy is not really an option and I think is a bit of an equaliser.
 

This Year?

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Brisbane's road to ridemshun starts here against a city they've both admired and hated since their admission into the comp.
Broncos by 20+
 

Fangs

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I want to tip an upset. Broncos young players are the most likely to be seduced by the bright lights of Vegas.

Roosters are an appalling round 1 team. Unless Robbo pulls his finger out then I have to say Broncos.
 

I Bleed Maroon

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Our off season losses have more or less been replaced by like for like players. Farnworth for Cobbo, Flegler for Jenson/Willison, Capewell for Piakura. I doubt their absence will have as much of an impact as most think, unless one of them has a complete mare.
 

Vic Mackey

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The smaller field will effect the Roosters more imo, interested to see how the Broncos react to last year heartbrake. Think they get it done here but nothing would surprise

Brisbane by 8
 

some11

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Our off season losses have more or less been replaced by like for like players. Farnworth for Cobbo, Flegler for Jenson/Willison, Capewell for Piakura. I doubt their absence will have as much of an impact as most think, unless one of them has a complete mare.
Experienced depth will be an issue later in the season
 

isaiah

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I heard an old timer say roosters pack be strong if Crichton is on the bench. I say they have 3 starting forwards who wouldn’t start at cowboys or broncos
 

isaiah

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Our off season losses have more or less been replaced by like for like players. Farnworth for Cobbo, Flegler for Jenson/Willison, Capewell for Piakura. I doubt their absence will have as much of an impact as most think, unless one of them has a complete mare.
I think piakura will get in the way in attack. They will miss cape well a lot
 
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